Month: August 2020

As international travel restrictions continue, millions of Brits are jumping in their cars for UK-based staycations this summer – spending a collective £462million on fuel. With the nation preparing for Bank Holiday weekend getaways, research from EDF revealed 77% of holiday-makers will make their staycation journey in a petrol / diesel car – travelling an
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High-flying shares of Tesla Inc. surged again on Monday after its stock split took effect and attracted more buying from investors. Tesla shares rallied another 10 percent, elevating the EV market capitalization to over $440 billion, making it more valuable than blue-chip companies such as Walmart and Johnson & Johnson. Tesla split its stock 5-for-1,
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The 2021 Toyota Tacoma gains new Nightshade and Trail Special Editions this year, but otherwise carries over the things that keep it the top-selling mid-size pickup truck in the U.S. It’s excellent at off-road driving in TRD spec, has a useful pickup bed and an available crew-cab body, and can be configured with part-time four-wheel
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co.’s broad investment in electrification includes money for a slew of hybrids, plug-ins and battery-electric vehicles, but nothing in one area where its biggest rivals are spending billions: battery production. Even with the Mustang Mach-E coming this year and the F-150 EV and Transit EV expected in 2022, Ford executives say
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Gentex, the Zeeland, Mich., supplier of mirrors and other automotive electronics, has added a new feature to its camera-based rearview mirror: a built-in digital video recorder that automatically preserves accident footage. The first vehicle to use the built-in DVR is the Toyota Harrier, a RAV4-based crossover sold in Japan, Korea, China and other markets. The
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The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the pivotal vehicle in McLaren Automotive’s transition to a 100 percent electrified portfolio, but the British exotic automaker’s future product plans are now coming into clearer focus. Last week, McLaren released details of its newest vehicle architecture, which, in a different direction for the brand, has been specifically developed to
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The 2021 Toyota Tundra works hard to pull its weight in the full-size pickup class, but despite a muscular V-8 engine it falls behind the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 in our rankings. It’s light on luxury, lower on towing and hauling ratings, and in gas mileage too.  We’d still buy one if we put
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Volkswagen of America executives are still working with their German counterparts to lock up sufficient allocation of the ID4 — VW’s new Tiguan-size battery-electric crossover — from the single German plant supplying Europe and North America. Some 99 percent of Volkswagen’s 650 U.S. dealers have signed up to sell the ID4 when it goes on
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NAGOYA, Japan — If things had gone according to plan, a cavalcade of Toyota vehicles would have rumbled into Tokyo this month, heralding the 2020 Summer Olympics and wrapping up an unprecedented seven-year, five-continent endurance drive by the country’s flagship automaker. Instead, the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, forcing the cancellation not only of the Summer Games
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German supplier Hella is planning a sale of its driver-assistance software unit, people familiar with the matter said. Hella is working with advisers to gauge interest in the business, the people said. It could fetch several hundred million euros, they said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. The unit may attract
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